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  • Solar heat strikes fairytale castle

    TiSUN large collectors provide green energy for a Belgian castle The Château d'Archenne is located in a manor park in Grez Doiceau in Belgium. The contrast between the antique sand-lime brick building and the modern TiSUN large collectors, which have been placed on a special platform, could not be more obvious. The project demonstrates the fact that contemporary and economical ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Christmas cookies baked with solar heat

    An environmentally friendly solar system has supported the bakery of the Down’s Syndrome Centre in Leoben in Styria since October 2012 with energy provided by the sun. The bakery offers jobs for young people with "trisomy 21", a genetic anomaly. Thanks to the Austrian solar thermal manufacturer TiSUN and its partners, the bakery has been opened in time for the holiday season. "With our ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • A new way to store solar heat

    Original story at MIT News Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away a layer of ...

  • Heating and cooling with waste water

    15 - 20 years ago, oil and gas prices were so low, that energy recovery from waste water was technologically a good idea but financially not ready for marketing. Thanks to our research and development in the last 25 years, the roi of our technology was improved to remarkable 2 - 6 years. Politically and thanks to an open minded energy and environmental awareness, waste water as a local energy ...


    By RABTHERM AG

  • N. Arizona University receives EPA Funding for Solar water heating system

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the 2013 recipients of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants. Northern Arizona University received a $15,000 grant to design an ultra-low cost, non-polluting solar water heating system for consumer use. Forty teams of graduate and undergraduate students from across the country are each receiving a $15,000 ...

  • Heliodyne Launches Commercial Solar Water Heating Training Program

    RICHMOND, Calif. - California based solar hot water manufacturer Heliodyne has expanded its online training curriculum by now offering a course in commercial scale solar thermal design and installation. The advanced course is intended to educate professionals on system and installation topics related to larger commercial scale solar water heating projects. “The training program was ...


    By Heliodyne, Inc.

  • Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

    A cheap material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day that can be released slowly over night has been developed by researchers in the India. The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid is described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology and could help keep homes warm in sunny parts of the world that get very cold ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ground Source Heat Pump, Solar PV and Underfloor Heating for a new built property in Hertfordshire

    Better Planet was instructed to design, supply and commission a ground source heat pump, underfloor heating and solar PV for this luxury property in Hertfordshire. As no gas from the grid was available and planning required the use of a low carbon heating system, a heat pump was the natural choice. With plenty of land available for horizontal ground loops, ground source ...


    By Better Planet

  • Solar Power Grants: Renewable Heat Incentive Back Under Scrutiny

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/10 -- The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is just six months away, but as the introduction date beckons there is still no clear understanding of whether the scheme will go ahead in its current form with more criticism being aimed in its direction from the Renewable Energy Forum (REF). ...


    By Marketwire

  • Next steps on Renewable Heat

    Progress on support for renewable heat hots up today with the publication of three consultations on the Coalition’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). The RHI, the first of its kind in the world, was launched for the non domestic sector in November last year, with a scheme for householders intended to open in Summer 2013. Renewable Heat Incentive for householders ...

  • Heat scheme hots up

    Umbrella company and holiday cottages are first two successful applicants to low carbon heating incentive Umbrella supplier Booth Brothers in Sheffield entered the history books today by becoming one of the first places in the UK to get the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. Its offices, housed in an 18th century former corn mill in Penistone, will be kept warm through an ...

  • Making solar heat add up: A new study reveals the potential of solar thermal in Europe

    Since heat accounts for nearly half of the overall energy demand in the European Union, the solar thermal industry will no doubt make a significant contribution to the 20% target of renewable energy set by the new RES Directive. A new Study “Potential of Solar Thermal in Europe” examines the growth that can come from the solar thermal heating and cooling sector. In order to provide the European ...

  • Increased support for renewable heat

    I am pleased to announce today the publication of DECC’s Government response document ‘Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving support, increasing uptake’, which sets out a range of improvements and increased support under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This responds to the consultations “Expanding the non-domestic scheme”, “Air to ...

  • Running on waste heat

    Original story at MIT News It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to thermoelectric innovators such as MIT’s Gang ...

  • Sky Power Solutions Solar Concentrating, Electric Power Generation System With Additional Heat Energy Output Files Patent for Significant Breakthrough Heat Dissipation Technology

    Sky Power Solutions (OTCBB: SPOW) (www.skypowersolutions.com), an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-ion powered batteries worldwide and a leading developer of Residential, Solar Concentrating, Electric Power Generation Systems able to produce in excess of 2,000 WATTS (2 Kilowatts (kw)) of electric ...


    By Marketwire

  • DECC hosts first meeting of domestic heating and hot water taskforce

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Hunt of Kings Heath will today chair the first meeting of the Domestic Heating and Hot Water taskforce. 47% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from the way we generate heat so a radical change will be needed to meet the UK’s ambitious carbon reduction targets. The taskforce has been set up to allow Government and industry to work together to find the most ...


  • 90% Of Israeli homes have solar water heaters

    I recently noted that Hawaii has enacted a law that requires all new homes to install solar water heaters. Eventually, Hawaii may have as many water heaters as Israel, where 90% of homes have solar water heaters installed. When viewed from above, the Jerusalem often glitters with the shine of the thousands of solar heaters that adorn rooftops. These heaters were first installed when the country ...

  • Efficient water heating technologies can save consumers nearly $18 billion

    New energy-efficient water heating technologies and practices can save residential and commercial buildings on average 37% more energy than conventional technologies. These energy savings could be worth nearly $18 billion, according to a new study of emerging technologies released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Water heating is typically the second ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Winners of renewable heating scheme revealed

    44 social housing projects have today been awarded a share of £3.2million to get renewable heating into the homes of over a thousand social housing tenants across Great Britain. Registered providers for social housing such as local authorities and social housing associations were able to bid for up to the Sterling equivalent of 200,000 Euros (which currently amounts to around ...

  • China Solar Water Heater Industry Report, 2011

    Solar heat utilization is seeing an increase worldwide, especially in China. In 2010, China’s output of solar water heaters grew roughly 16.7% to 49 million square meters, accounting for about 70% global share; the total ownership was approximately 168 million square meters, sharing about 63.8% globally. In 2011, the output reached 57.6 million square meters or so, a YoY increase of roughly ...


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